With the filming of the sequel to Mamma Mia! getting underway on the Croatian island of Vis this month, more news of another big Hollywood production set to film in Croatia.
Action thriller ‘Black money games’, which will star Tom Hanks in the main role, is set to be filmed next spring on the island of Hvar, daily Jutarnji list reveals.
The big-budget $50 million Hollywood film, which is directed by Adam Wright, has chosen the Croatian island among other locations to shoot the film after the production crew spent time in Dalmatia scouting locations.
“The main producer is Joey Tufaro from Gold Star Film, who had stars like Halle Berry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Christopher Walken act in his last three films. Croatia you will see in the film not just as a location but will be in some important happenings in the film. We wanted to promote the film on our visit and to check out conditions and find locations for filming,” Actress Katarina Radivojević, who has a part in the film, told Jutarnji list.
After visiting southern Dalmatian, the decision was made for Hvar to be the location.
“They liked it all very much, but to my great satisfaction, Hvar and Palmižana left them breathless. First of all, the ability to film a lot of action scenes on the water, and in the background, you have the wonderful mansions of the city that look magnificent both at day and night. The plan is that, alongside America and Hvar, we record at several relevant locations such as Prague, Paris, Cyprus and on Turks and Caicos islands. My colleagues will be some really great acting names, but for now we can only reveal Tom Hank and Michael Franzese,” she added.
It is understood two more big names will be added to the cast, but negotiations are still going on. It is still not clear whether Hanks’ will have to come to Croatia to shoot scenes on Hvar.